Kazakhstan exports 23 million tonnes of coal since beginning of 2021
Demand for coal from Kazakhstan is growing. Since the beginning of the year, the country has exported 23 million tonnes of solid fuel. Among the new buyers are South Korea, Morocco, India, Bulgaria and the UK. The latter received a shipment of about 192,000 tonnes of coal. In the meantime, Turkey, Poland, Switzerland, China and Uzbekistan have increased the volumes of purchased black fuel. The reserves of Kazakhstan amount to almost 34 billion tonnes, and according to these indicators, Kazakhstan is among the ten leading countries in the world. Over the nine months of this year, the country's coal mining companies have developed over 79 million tonnes of coal, which is almost 1.5 percent more compared to the same period in 2020.
“The gas price has grown in Europe, and naturally, we should take advantage of this. Because if they have such a high price, they will be looking for cheaper forms of energy. And not only in Europe, but in a number of other countries, coal-fired generation is being revived, they need coal. We need to think about where we are and how we can sell it. And here we need the help of the government to find coal delivery opportunities,” said Nikolay Radostovets, Executive Director of the Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises.
Translation by Galiya Khassenkhanova